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The city under water

Local residents gather on their front porch as a child shoots a bb gun while they seek refuge from flood waters due to Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Local residents gather on their front porch as a child shoots a bb gun while they seek refuge from flood waters due to Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Local residents gather on their front porch as a child shoots a bb gun while they seek refuge from flood waters due to Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Residents walk in flood water in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Residents walk in flood water in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Residents walk in flood water in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A man pulls a boat down a flooded street with some of his belongings he recovered from his home as a result of Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man pulls a boat down a flooded street with some of his belongings he recovered from his home as a result of Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man pulls a boat down a flooded street with some of his belongings he recovered from his home as a result of Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A store front is reflected in flood waters as a result of Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. 

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A store front is reflected in flood waters as a result of Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A store front is reflected in flood waters as a result of Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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An aerial view shows a neighborhood that was flooded after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Chris Keane

An aerial view shows a neighborhood that was flooded after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Chris Keane

An aerial view shows a neighborhood that was flooded after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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Residents hang out on their front porch as a child shoots a bb gun while they seek refuge from flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Residents hang out on their front porch as a child shoots a bb gun while they seek refuge from flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Residents hang out on their front porch as a child shoots a bb gun while they seek refuge from flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A group of people are seen walking through flood waters  in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A group of people are seen walking through flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A group of people are seen walking through flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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A cat escapes the high water in a flooded area in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A cat escapes the high water in a flooded area in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A cat escapes the high water in a flooded area in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Residents paddle a canoe to their home to recover items from flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Residents paddle a canoe to their home to recover items from flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Residents paddle a canoe to their home to recover items from flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Mist rises off the water as a flooded building is pictured in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Mist rises off the water as a flooded building is pictured in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Mist rises off the water as a flooded building is pictured in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Rescue officials ride a boat down a flooded street in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Rescue officials ride a boat down a flooded street in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Rescue officials ride a boat down a flooded street in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A swift water rescue team is seen making its way through a flooded area in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A swift water rescue team is seen making its way through a flooded area in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A swift water rescue team is seen making its way through a flooded area in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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An abandoned truck lies in submerged waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

An abandoned truck lies in submerged waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

An abandoned truck lies in submerged waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
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A man walks through flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A man walks through flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A man walks through flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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People ride in a boat down a flooded street with belongings they recovered from their home in Lumberton. 


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People ride in a boat down a flooded street with belongings they recovered from their home in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People ride in a boat down a flooded street with belongings they recovered from their home in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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The roof a student driver car is pictured partly underwater  in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The roof a student driver car is pictured partly underwater in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The roof a student driver car is pictured partly underwater in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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National Guard Sgt. Jeremy Stellhorn (L) and Sgt. Michael Martine help a resident of a mobile home park board their truck as they are evacuated from rising river waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

National Guard Sgt. Jeremy Stellhorn (L) and Sgt. Michael Martine help a resident of a mobile home park board their truck as they are evacuated from rising river waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

National Guard Sgt. Jeremy Stellhorn (L) and Sgt. Michael Martine help a resident of a mobile home park board their truck as they are evacuated from rising river waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
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An aerial view shows flood waters in Lumberton. 

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An aerial view shows flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

An aerial view shows flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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People talk on a street that flooded in Lumberton. 

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People talk on a street that flooded in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People talk on a street that flooded in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Anthony Branch carries belongings from his home as flood waters rise in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Anthony Branch carries belongings from his home as flood waters rise in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Anthony Branch carries belongings from his home as flood waters rise in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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Cars and pine trees are reflected in flood waters in Lumberton. 

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Cars and pine trees are reflected in flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Cars and pine trees are reflected in flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
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A tractor trailer is seen in flood waters in Lumberton. 

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A tractor trailer is seen in flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A tractor trailer is seen in flood waters in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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A home is seen as flood waters rise in Lumberton. 

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A home is seen as flood waters rise in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A home is seen as flood waters rise in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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A flooded minivan is pictured in Lumberton. 

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A flooded minivan is pictured in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A flooded minivan is pictured in Lumberton. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A boat is seen carrying residents from a flooded area in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A boat is seen carrying residents from a flooded area in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A boat is seen carrying residents from a flooded area in Lumberton. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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